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16 December 2014
Quick Tips For Cleaning Your Floors
Quick Tips For Cleaning Your FloorsIf you’re determined to keep your floors looking great then it is important for you to combine your regular cleaning with more intensive treatments. But if you’re not sure where to start then check out the quick cleansing tips below.Hard Floor CleaningWhen it comes to cleaning wooden or tiled floors you have to be really careful what products you use. If you’re not sure then ask a local cleaning company what they would recommend and always test it out on a small hidden area before you clean the whole lot. Day-to-day sweeping should be managed with a soft-bristled brush or vacuum to avoid any marking of wood or tiles, while any mopping or products used should always be dried off ASAP to avoid any long-term moisture damage. White vinegar mixed with hot water can be great for buffing up your tiles, while specialist de-greaser can be good for lifting out stubborn grease or food stains.If your floor tiles look in relatively good condition but are let down by the grouting then you could try a number of simple household tricks. A pencil eraser is great for removing light marks, while baking soda mixed with water is better for more built-in stains. If neither of these work, then applying a mixture of bleach with water to the grout can help to whiten it up and can leave your floor looking its absolute best.Carpet Cleaning While most people vacuum their carpets on a fairly regular basis, sometimes that is where the carpet cleaning ends. However, if you want your carpets to last longer, then giving them a regular treatment can do wonders. Buy a specialist product from a local agency or invest in a professional cleaning service and you will see that your carpets look and feel better. While professional firms may be able to get the best results, carpet shampoos and stain removers can still help to remove odours, marks and built-in dirt with ease. If you have a steam cleaner then this can also be a great way of cleansing your carpets and can keep your living rooms, bedrooms and hallways fresh for longer.Rug TreatmentsRug cleaning is often forgotten about in the grander scale of things. However, if you’ve spent ages picking the right rug for your home or if you don’t want to spend money on a new one then all you need to do is spend some time cleansing your existing ones. Vacuuming is always a great place to start and is ideal for removing surface dust and particles. To get right down to the fibre roots though a good carpet shampoo or upholstery cleaner should be used. Stubborn stains should also be treated with specialist products before being cleaned off with some hot water. If the rug is machine washable then this will give you even best results, if not then many cleaning agencies offer a quick and affordable cleaning service.If you’re not sure whether your carpets or rugs really need a deep clean then always compare the most used areas against a hidden section. If the two areas look noticeably different then your carpet could probably do with a refresh. Colours often fade when exposed to sunlight and dust, while fibres can become compressed by footfall and furniture. Indentations can be easily removed with the use of ice cubes, before colours are rejuvenated with an intensive house clean.


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